Thanks to the cable subscription I am keeping for the duration of my research on women in media I was able to analyze the R-rated animated movie Sausage Party (2016) without paying for it directly. This is significant because I would not want to give my hard earned money to the creators of this film. In spite of having watched the trailer and seen the poster, which features an upright sausage and a tagline that reads: A hero will rise, I still found it shocking. Shocking for so many reasons, namely: someone gave its creators a budget of US$19 million (estimated according to IMDB) to make this garbage; it made US$140.4 million at the worldwide box office; and many well-known actors agreed to be a part of it. That US$160 million could have been spent so much more productively--in a society with superior values to the ones it currently holds.
For those who have seen the movie Idiocracy (2006) Sausage Party is especially frightening because it seems to prove that the devolution of humanity depicted in Idiocracy has already occurred. Based on the content of the movie the intellectual level of its creators must be exceptionally low. My knee-jerk reaction was to suspect mental retardation, however, it is far more likely that the cause--again based on the content of the movie--is excessive use of illegal drugs and life goals for the most part limited to chronic masturbation and the consumption of pornography.
An unexpected result of my watching Sausage Party was a feeling of gratitude that none of the men in my circle correspond to this vision of manhood. I had always suspected they belonged to a better class of men, but Sausage Party provided overwhelming proof.
© 2017 Alline Cormier